A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter flies over a plume of smoke after one of two explosions in Baghdad's Green Zone, Oct. 14, 2004.
Two large explosions hit the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad just after noon on Thursday. Eight people were killed and at least four others wounded, according to the U.S. military. In eastern Baghdad, a U.S. soldier was killed in a roadside bombing. Hear NPR's Jean Cochran and NPR's Ben Gilbert.